Constructed in glorious Second Empire style by Sarkis Balyan in the late 19th century, the Beylerbeyi Palace commands the Bosphorus with the authority of its former royal owners. Originally conceived as a summer retreat for Ottoman rulers, it is now one of the finest palaces in Istanbul for holidaymakers to explore.
Visitors wishing to take a tour of the Beylerbeyi Palace should stay at an Istanbul hotel on the Anatolian side of the city. The Radisson Blu Hotel, Istanbul Asia provides guests with a choice of 195 exquisitely styled rooms alongside a range of onsite sauna, stream room and Turkish bath facilities.
Visiting the Beylerbeyi Palace
The Beylerbeyi Palace was constructed between 1861 and 1865 and has been visited by royals such as Empress Eugenie of France and King Edward VIII of Britain.
The palace is built across three spectacular floors, with 26 rooms now accessible to the public. Its terraced gardens have charmed visitors to Istanbul since their opening over a century ago and continue to house an impressive array of exotic plants set against the backdrop of the sky blue Bosphorus.
The resplendent interiors of the Beylerbeyi Palace also tend to amaze tourists, with the Sultan's wondrously white bedroom and marble clad bathing pavilions particularly spectacular.
Finding a hotel in Istanbul
Holidaymakers staying at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Istanbul Asia will be ideally placed to visit the Beylerbeyi Palace and other top attractions. Guests in search of retail therapy will be able to walk to the nearby Bagdat Street whilst history lovers can spend an afternoon discovering the Basilica Cistern.